• Short Summary

    A FUNFAIR AND PARTY FOR CHILDREN FROM BOTH PARTS OF BERLIN WAS HELD IN A SQUARE AT THE EAST-WEST BORDER, JUST INSIDE THE AMERICAN SECTOR OF WEST BERLIN, AUG 12.

  • Description

    A FUNFAIR AND PARTY FOR CHILDREN FROM BOTH PARTS OF BERLIN WAS HELD IN A SQUARE AT THE EAST-WEST BORDER, JUST INSIDE THE AMERICAN SECTOR OF WEST BERLIN, AUG 12.

    ACROSS THE ROAD, EAST BERLIN POLICE WERE CHECKING ON VEHICLES CROSSING INTO WEST BERLIN, AS THE CHILDREN ENJOYED THEMSELVES AT THE SIDESHOWS AND ON THE MERRY-GO-ROUND. ENTERTAINMENT WAS FREE OF CHARGE, AND SO WERE FRUIT, ICE-CREAM AND SOFT DRINKS, ALL PROVIDED BY LOCAL SHOPS FOR THE PARTY WHICH WAS ORGANISED BY THE MAYOR OF WEST BERLIN'S KREUZBERG DISTRICT.

    EARLY THE NEXT MORNING, EAST GERMAN TROOPS PUT A STOP TO SUCH EAST-WEST ACTIVITIES BY SEALING THE SECTOR BORDER. WHILE WEST BERLINERS ARE STILL PERMITTED TO ENTER EAST BERLIN THROUGH A NUMBER OF CHECKPOINTS, EAST BERLINERS AND EAST GERMANS MUST NOW PRODUCE SPECIAL PASSES IF THEY WANT TO VISIT WEST BERLIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADU9T6AVYVAQV9FJITJJR87UF5
    Media URN:
    VLVADU9T6AVYVAQV9FJITJJR87UF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/08/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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